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GSGA Newsletter 11.18.2021

GSGA Newsletter

November 18, 2021

Welcome to November SPH students,

You have come a long way – whether this is your first year or your last semester at CUNY SPH. This is the time to reflect on everything you have accomplished and are currently doing to get closer to achieving your academic goals!

In our academic endeavors, our families and friends are often the ones who are keeping us on track and there should not be any need for an official day to say “Thank you” to our loved ones, friends, and families. Right? Every day can be a “Thanksgiving Day”, a time to express our gratitude. Enjoy the little break, refresh yourself, spend some super quality time with your amazing friends and families.


We would like to share with you upcoming events, resources for students, trainings, and other opportunities! Check below!

GSGA 2021-2022

GSGA Virtual Escape Room

GSGA is excited to inform you that, we are planning to arrange an Online Virtual Escape Room in the first week of December. Please stay tuned and do not forget to check your SPH email for more information.

Virtual escape rooms are online activities conducted via Zoom and other platforms. During these events, teams solve riddles and complete puzzles in a fixed amount of time, with the goal of “escaping the room.” The purpose of these experiences is to encourage collaboration, teamwork, and team building.

Get prepared for a lot of fun and a little respite before the end of the Spring semester.



Population Health Informatics Innovation, Research, and Education

RSVP  | Friday, November 19, 2021 | 2-4 PM

PHIIREATHON: An Ideation to Innovation Impact Event to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

The PHIIRE Club, Dr. Joshi, the faculty advisor, and Rafaela Villacres, alumni, and Co-founder of PBC Labs, are hosting PHIIREATHON: An Ideation to Innovation Impact Event to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy taking place on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 2-4 PM. This student-led initiative intends to empower and foster students’ creative, critical thinking, and technological skills to propose innovative digital health approaches using informatics principles to reduce vaccine hesitancy within our communities. With the knowledge gained from this experience, we hope that students can better conceptualize, design, and develop innovative solutions to tackle public health challenges that arise post-COVID-19 and beyond.

If you want to attend the PHIIREATHON Event to be hosted on November 19, 2021, by the PHIIRE Club and co-hosted with Rafaela Villacres from PBC Labs, click the link:  

If you have any questions, please e-mail rafaela.villacres63@sphmail.cuny.edu for more information on the PHIIREATHON event. If you’re interested in learning about how you can be involved in the PHIIRE Club’s activities, please e-mail erica.roweowen66@login.cuny.edu.

Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Club

REPRO flyer

Known as the Repro Club, we are a student group focused on providing an open forum to discuss reproductive and sexual health issues and spreading awareness of safer sex practices, contraceptive options, and surrounding issues on campus. If you would like to join us, please fill out this form.

Facebook: SPHSexReproHRJ

Twitter: @SPHsexreprohrj

Instagram: @SPHsexreprohrj

International Students Club

Mission: Our purpose is to fulfill the needs of international students to create an environment dedicated to international students’ support. ISC aims to provide students a safe haven to discuss issues related to student lives, offer leadership development opportunities, and encourage networking. ISC shall use available fundraising capabilities to promote the professional development of international students actively.

If you would like to join us, please E-mail: iso@sph.cuny.edu

Sustainable SPH Club

Mission: A student outlet for sharing information and concerns regarding the impact of the environment’s health on human health. It is also the student arm of the sustainability committee at CUNY SPH, which endeavors to help CUNY SPH meet or exceed the sustainability goals of Sustainable CUNY. The objectives of this club include: implementing and sustaining a composting system at CUNY SPH, campaigning for more energy-efficient practices, a B.Y.O.Cutlery initiative, etc. This also includes information sessions with faculty, documentary screenings, and networking events.

E-mail: Fiona.Conway14@sphmail.cuny.edu



Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) Observed

RSVP | Friday, November 19, 2021 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

The Transgender Day of Remembrance acknowledges the losses endured due to anti-transgender violence over the past year. We honor those lost. We continue the fight for justice in their names and all folks in the transgender community. This event will provide a forum to discuss this public health problem and encourage general memorialization by way of sharing words, art, and calls to action.

Organized by The Women’s Center and LGBTQIA Safe Zone Hub at LaGuardia Community College, the LGBTQ+ Student Center at City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Student Services.


Writing Assistance

CUNY SPH provides one-on-one consultation for all current CUNY SPH students, assisting with the various stages and strategies of the writing process. From brainstorm to final proof, from macrostructures to mechanics, from analysis to rhetoric, we’re here to help you craft intelligible, exhaustive, and compelling work. Book an appointment online now!

Quantitative Tutoring

CUNY SPH offers students access to quantitative tutoring services to provide students a more substantial basis for, and understanding applied statistical concepts, report generation, and interpretation of results. Such services cover but are not limited to R, SAS, and SPSS programming, model building, hypothesis testing, statistical regression, and data visualization. Book an appointment online now!


Career Services

To view the SPH Career Services live calendar, click here!

Required Fieldwork Orientation Sessions for Summer 2022 FieldworkVarious Dates and Times  |  Virtual  | Register

Are you interested in speaking with a Career Coach? 

Schedule a 1:1 Career Coaching appointment with the Office of Career Services. Book an appointment online now!

Healthy CUNY

Guide to Surviving and Thriving at CUNY

The new edition includes information about the COVID-19 vaccine and valuable resources for finding help with food insecurity, mental health, educational challenges, and so much more. Scroll through the whole guide, or simply link to topics of interest within the table of contents! Make sure to stay updated and follow us on social media: Instagram: @healthycuny, Twitter, and Facebook!

Student Wellness Services

The CUNY SPH Counseling and Wellness Center provides free and confidential counseling, webinars and offers a place for students to come together and support each other.

Hours of remote operation:

Mondays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesdays 10 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesdays 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursdays 10 AM – 6:30 PM
Fridays CLOSED

To schedule a counseling appointment, e-mail: Sherry.Adams@sph.cuny.edu and learn about upcoming Wellness events here. Upcoming student support groups appear below.

Crisis Text Line


Talkspace for international and out-of-state students

  • CUNY has partnered with Talkspace to offer international and out-of-state students online messaging therapy (at no cost).
  • Register for Talkspacehere and enter code: CUNY2021.

Student Emergency Fund

If you are a current CUNY SPH student-facing short-term financial hardship, we encourage you to submit an application to the Student Emergency Fund.

To access the application, you will need to log into SharePoint using your SPH login (sph\______) credentials.  Reach out to HelpDesk@sph.cuny.edu if you require assistance with SharePoint.

Click here to apply. Please note that applicants will be asked to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate financial need.


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